Excerpt: Ninja jumberjacks. Howling plant-life. Spider-beasts that spray radioactive neon diarrhea. Psychedelic onions that teach you kung-fu when eaten. Scarygirl has it all and much more. Each deliciously bizarre encounter adds to the charm found throughout this dark, fantastic storybook realm.
Pros: Freaky art style, Dodging glowing arachnid scat, Tentacle-punch!
Excerpt: Scarygirl may be new to PC and consoles, but the platformer has a unique history all its own. The character started as the star of a graphic novel, created by Nathan Jurevicius. That graphic novel was then turned into a downloadable game exclusively for the PlayStation Portable.
Excerpt: I have never read any of Nathan Jurevicius’ acclaimed graphic-novel Scarygirl, nor have I purchased any of the “designer” toys, but after playing the recent 2.5D platformer I am sorely tempted to invest; not because the game is perfect, far from it, but simply because Scarygirl is just so...
Excerpt: I won't have it said that Scarygirl is an ugly game. Trash its wonky physics, clumsy controls and dull-as-dirt platforming all you like, but if you deny that it's wonderfully whimsical slice of loveliness we're going to have to fight.
Excerpt: A few years ago, I could have begun this review with a tirade about how platformers are a dying genre, but that is no longer even close to true. Indeed, thanks to the increasing prevalence of digital distribution, 2D platformers are perhaps more popular now than they have been since the days of the...
Conclusion: What can be said that hasn’t been said already? Scarygirl really isn’t worth the $10. I expect that if you’re a loyal follower of the Scarygirl franchise and of Jurevicius, then you’ll probably get something out of it. Me?
Excerpt: Fair warning, everyone: Before I played through Scarygirl, the PSN's newest 2.5D platformer, I had not previously heard of the character. From what I understand, Scarygirl has been making the media rounds for a while now and I just somehow missed the boat on her. I guess I'm getting older.
Excerpt: Platformers are some of the most versatile and well-liked games around, and recent years have brought a wonderful resurgence amidst the slew of first-person shooters, one of the industry's biggest modern draws.